Academic Advisor II

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Academic Advisor II

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vet Med Biomedical Science

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Welcome to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). From the over 550 students in our DVM program , to the 2,355 students in our dynamic Biomedical Science Undergraduate Program , to the 150 outstanding graduate students involved in quality research projects throughout the college, we’re engaged in preparing our students to meet the public and animal health needs of the 21st century and beyond. We’re proud of our college, our facilities and our programs, but it’s the people that make it all work—we’re enormously proud of our faculty, staff, and students.

What we want

The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises undergraduate students concerning their career goals and academic requirements; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems; may supervise projects. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Must be able to interact with students
  • Customer service oriented, excelled interpersonal skills, high ethical standards and a commitment to excellence
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to positively interact with diverse groups of university personnel
  • Ability to travel

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must have or be able to obtain a Texas Class “C” driver’s license within 30 days of employment

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area of placement
  • Two years’ experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching
  • Student Affairs or other related area
  • Study Abroad advising experience
  • Student organization experience
  • Experience with program assessment, degree evaluation and graduation audit experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Spanish language capabilities
  • Knowledge of Zoom meetings, word processing and spreadsheet programs
  •   Written and oral communication skills, ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, good organizational skills, leadership, conflict resolution and decision-making skills
  • COMPASS/BANNER experience
  • Knowledge of TAMU campus resources

Responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate Advising - Approve and signs degree plans, course substitutions, add/drop, Q-drops, withdrawals, and changes of curriculum. Monitors degree requirements. Monitors student probationary terms as necessary. Advises students on probation. Refers students on academic preparation, time management, test anxiety, and study skills to other University resources; Responds to inquiries from students and parents. Interprets University and College rules and regulations, and policies and procedures. Advise and refer students with respect to academic schedules, course schedules, completion of common body of knowledge courses, course planning and selections, or related personal concerns and determine possible courses of action. Advise or refer students with questions regarding readmission, professional, academic, housing, student services, degree programs, major options, financial aid, career and educational goals. Interacts with faculty to provide an exchange of information and to enhance the advisement of students. Communicates effectively in writing and verbally with customers of diverse backgrounds.  Participates in advising students in the Spanish Certification program.  Serve as primary or secondary instructor of an internship course for Spanish certification program.

  • New Student Conference and Registration - Uses BANNER/COMPASS for student registration, degree audit, course prerequisites, transfer equivalencies, withdrawals, Q-drop processing, etc. Participates in New Freshmen and Transfer orientations and conferences and registers students during New Student Conferences. Maintains records and student contacts. Travels with Advisors to the Higher Education Center, McAllen campus, in order to participate in New Student Conference.  Assist with preregistration of McAllen campus students.

  • Assessment of Program - Assists with implementation and oversight of undergraduate special programs, including retention learning communities and honors. Assists with assessment of developed programs, including keeping statistical data and yearly reporting.

  • Retention Efforts - Participates in oversight of specific functions, including the direction of support personnel to accomplish those functions. Fosters retention of identified groups of students through activities such as mentoring, monitoring of student grades, and other support programs; implements projects to achieve specific activities or outcomes. Interacts with college and other University offices regarding admissions, registration, advising and counseling; develops and revises informational materials, handbooks and newsletters for students and departments. Serve as instructor for a First Year Experience course.

  • Recruitment - Provide academic advice to undergraduate students, prospective students, and their parents. Travel to high schools to present and distribute information concerning University programs and opportunities. This may require driving of a personal or University vehicle. Advise or refer students with questions regarding admission, readmission, professional, academic, housing, student services, degree programs, major options, financial aid, career and educational goals. Serves to facilitate the application and admission of students; Participate in University/college recruiting activities; meets with prospective students. Assist in developing contacts with high school and community college teachers, counselors and administrators as a mechanism for identifying students for recruitment.  Participate in organization and leadership of Veterinary Enrichment Camp and, as such, assist as a liaison to Camps and Programs for Minors through Student Activities and Campus Housing. Perform other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Academic Advisor II

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vet Med Biomedical Science

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Welcome to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). From the over 550 students in our DVM program , to the 2,355 students in our dynamic Biomedical Science Undergraduate Program , to the 150 outstanding graduate students involved in quality research projects throughout the college, we’re engaged in preparing our students to meet the public and animal health needs of the 21st century and beyond. We’re proud of our college, our facilities and our programs, but it’s the people that make it all work—we’re enormously proud of our faculty, staff, and students.

What we want

The Academic Advisor II, under general supervision, recruits and advises undergraduate students concerning their career goals and academic requirements; provides information on and refers students to University resources that can assist in meeting their needs or solving problems; may supervise projects. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Must be able to interact with students
  • Customer service oriented, excelled interpersonal skills, high ethical standards and a commitment to excellence
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to positively interact with diverse groups of university personnel
  • Ability to travel

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must have or be able to obtain a Texas Class “C” driver’s license within 30 days of employment

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area of placement
  • Two years’ experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching
  • Student Affairs or other related area
  • Study Abroad advising experience
  • Student organization experience
  • Experience with program assessment, degree evaluation and graduation audit experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Spanish language capabilities
  • Knowledge of Zoom meetings, word processing and spreadsheet programs
  •   Written and oral communication skills, ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, good organizational skills, leadership, conflict resolution and decision-making skills
  • COMPASS/BANNER experience
  • Knowledge of TAMU campus resources

Responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate Advising - Approve and signs degree plans, course substitutions, add/drop, Q-drops, withdrawals, and changes of curriculum. Monitors degree requirements. Monitors student probationary terms as necessary. Advises students on probation. Refers students on academic preparation, time management, test anxiety, and study skills to other University resources; Responds to inquiries from students and parents. Interprets University and College rules and regulations, and policies and procedures. Advise and refer students with respect to academic schedules, course schedules, completion of common body of knowledge courses, course planning and selections, or related personal concerns and determine possible courses of action. Advise or refer students with questions regarding readmission, professional, academic, housing, student services, degree programs, major options, financial aid, career and educational goals. Interacts with faculty to provide an exchange of information and to enhance the advisement of students. Communicates effectively in writing and verbally with customers of diverse backgrounds.  Participates in advising students in the Spanish Certification program.  Serve as primary or secondary instructor of an internship course for Spanish certification program.

  • New Student Conference and Registration - Uses BANNER/COMPASS for student registration, degree audit, course prerequisites, transfer equivalencies, withdrawals, Q-drop processing, etc. Participates in New Freshmen and Transfer orientations and conferences and registers students during New Student Conferences. Maintains records and student contacts. Travels with Advisors to the Higher Education Center, McAllen campus, in order to participate in New Student Conference.  Assist with preregistration of McAllen campus students.

  • Assessment of Program - Assists with implementation and oversight of undergraduate special programs, including retention learning communities and honors. Assists with assessment of developed programs, including keeping statistical data and yearly reporting.

  • Retention Efforts - Participates in oversight of specific functions, including the direction of support personnel to accomplish those functions. Fosters retention of identified groups of students through activities such as mentoring, monitoring of student grades, and other support programs; implements projects to achieve specific activities or outcomes. Interacts with college and other University offices regarding admissions, registration, advising and counseling; develops and revises informational materials, handbooks and newsletters for students and departments. Serve as instructor for a First Year Experience course.

  • Recruitment - Provide academic advice to undergraduate students, prospective students, and their parents. Travel to high schools to present and distribute information concerning University programs and opportunities. This may require driving of a personal or University vehicle. Advise or refer students with questions regarding admission, readmission, professional, academic, housing, student services, degree programs, major options, financial aid, career and educational goals. Serves to facilitate the application and admission of students; Participate in University/college recruiting activities; meets with prospective students. Assist in developing contacts with high school and community college teachers, counselors and administrators as a mechanism for identifying students for recruitment.  Participate in organization and leadership of Veterinary Enrichment Camp and, as such, assist as a liaison to Camps and Programs for Minors through Student Activities and Campus Housing. Perform other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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